Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

Visitor Area/Centers in Big Bend

Castolon Visitor Center

Visitor center exhibits relate the history of the Castolon area from 1901 through 1961 by way of historic photos, written narrative and hands-on items. Additional exhibits can be viewed in the Magdelena House, just a short distance from the Visitor Center. Available Facilities The Castolon Visitor Center features a Big Bend ...

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Chisos Basin Visitor Center

Visitor Center exhibits on the peregrine falcon, black bear, and mountain lion provide more information on these species' lives in the Chisos Mountains. Available Facilities Big Bend Natural History Association bookstore and restrooms. Backcountry camping permits can be issued from the Visitor Center during normal hours. A water faucet is available ...

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Panther Junction Visitor Center

Exhibits provide an overview to the complex geology, natural and cultural histories that are present at Big Bend. The Panther Path, a self-guided nature trail begins adjacent to the porch of the visitor center. Available Facilities Backcountry camping and river use permits can be issued from the Visitor Center during normal ...

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Persimmon Gap Visitor Center

Exhibits in the Persimmon Gap Visitor Center provide an orientation to the common visitor experience at Big Bend. Learn more about how to prepare for backcountry hiking and camping and what to expect if you attempt a river trip. Available Facilities Big Bend Natural History Association bookstore, public phone and restrooms. ...

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Rio Grande Village Visitor Center

Learn more about animal life along the Rio Grande; exhibits explore bats and other animals that call the Big Bend home. Find out more about the endangered Big Bend Gambusia, a fish found only in the park. In front of the Visitor Center a small desert garden provides an ...

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